Switching schools after failing out of another law school

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BayAreaGuy
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Switching schools after failing out of another law school

Postby BayAreaGuy » Fri May 24, 2013 6:15 pm

Let's say I'm attending a non-ABA school, and I'm applying to an ABA school where I'll have to start over.

Suppose I get accepted to the ABA school, but I just failed out of the non-ABA school because my GPA was slightly below a 2.0.

Will the non-ABA school report this to the State Bar, and will the ABA school find out about this, and would they care?


I'm asking because I'm in this situation, only I haven't failed out. Like most 1L's, I'm slightly nervous about my grades. Even if I did fail, I could still try to petition them and get back in.

Thanks.
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A. Nony Mouse
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Re: Transfering after failing out of another law school

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri May 24, 2013 6:18 pm

Well, if you transfer, you have to provide your previous school's transcript, right? So I would think that yes, the ABA school would find out about it, and they would care.

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Re: Transfering after failing out of another law school

Postby 09042014 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:19 pm

Take the hint pal. You flunk out of a school for idiots. You are done here.

BayAreaGuy
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Re: Switching schools after failing out of another law school

Postby BayAreaGuy » Fri May 24, 2013 6:32 pm

I edited the title.

It's not a transfer, it's simply applying to a new school and starting over.

thanks

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Re: Switching schools after failing out of another law school

Postby alawstudentsometime » Fri May 24, 2013 6:59 pm

BayAreaGuy wrote:I edited the title.

It's not a transfer, it's simply applying to a new school and starting over.

thanks

Almost all ABA schools ask on the application if you have ever attended any law school. If you have you need to provide a transcript.


Lying would be a very bad idea.

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Re: Transfering after failing out of another law school

Postby utlaw2007 » Mon May 27, 2013 7:47 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Take the hint pal. You flunk out of a school for idiots. You are done here.

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dr123
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Re: Switching schools after failing out of another law school

Postby dr123 » Mon May 27, 2013 7:59 pm

pursue other options bro

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Re: Switching schools after failing out of another law school

Postby lukertin » Mon May 27, 2013 8:02 pm

haha looks like this guy applied to some law school while concurrently about to fail out of another law school, without mentioning that he is already enrolled to the relevant school.

Verdict: FAIL




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